hot corner


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Candelario, a below-average defender at the hot corner, played 563 games for the Tigers from 2018-22, more than any player on the team during the five-year span. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 19 Nov. 2022 Jose Miranda loaded the bases by reaching on a fielder's choice, as third baseman Jeimer Candelario missed the tag with Arraez sliding into the hot corner. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 3 Aug. 2022 He was thrown out at second base, but in the process, Greene moved up to the hot corner. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 25 Sep. 2022 Palermo’s sat on the hot corner of the Golden Age of baseball. Fox News, 12 Aug. 2022 Harold Castro dropped a sacrifice bunt and advanced Haase to the hot corner. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 20 Aug. 2022 If the Blue Jays have a kangaroo court, somebody on the grounds crew has to be fined for having a baseline as true as a Roberto Clemente throw from right field to the hot corner. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 12 Aug. 2022 The team has not been the same since, struggling to find a solid replacement for him at the hot corner and plate. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2022 Mets third baseman Eduardo Escobar was back in the starting lineup after sitting two straight games, going 0 for 3 and manning all nine innings at the hot corner. Scott Orgera, Hartford Courant, 18 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot corner was in 1889

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“Hot corner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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